Almanac Darts: The Sid Waddell Memorial, Waterside Hotel, Brownlow Medal night.


“The atmosphere is so tense, if Elvis walked in, with a portion of chips, you could hear the vinegar sizzle on them.”

– Sid Waddell

Syd Waddell invites you to register for the inaugural Sid Waddell Memorial.


To be held at:  The Waterside Hotel, cnr King and Flinders Streets, Melbourne

Monday Sep 22 (Brownlow Medal night) from 6pm.

$35 includes entry to the SWM, entry to the Brownlow comp, a burger, and a pot. Drinks at bar prices.

Regos to be accompanied by your DN*, your WOS** and your preferred WOC***


Format dependent on number of noms. Qualifiying rounds may have to be held the day before at pubs around Australia and the tungsten-tossing world.


Winner take all in both comps.

Checkouts over 40 win a free pint.

$200 Almanac voucher for a 180

Free Almanac lunches for life for a 9-darter.


Registrations essential: [email protected]


Naming Rights Sponsorship still available – contact Arthur or Terry or Ned or JTH


*Darts Name

** Walk-on Song

***Walk-on Companion






About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and He has written columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears (appeared?) on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three school-age kids - Theo, Anna, Evie. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst four. His ambition was to lunch for Australia but it clashed with his other ambition - to shoot his age.


  1. This sounds great. I’m in. I have no idea about darts and the scoring system but I’m sure someone will tell me.

    DN – Red Hugh
    WOS – I Remember When I Was Young – Matt Taylor
    WOC – Billy Connolly

  2. The People's Elbow says

    Darts Name: James Van Der Beek
    Walk-on Song: “I Don’t Want To Wait” – Paula Cole
    Walk-on Companion: Katie Holmes

  3. Earlt nomination from a bloke called Donno whose mate Collo has also nominated and writes:

    Donno, you should know, was the back-to-back ACT Air Guitar champ, and came third in the nation 2009.

    Be warned.

  4. Dips, you clearly haven’t taken in much darts.

    But then, each to their own.

    [I preferred Connolly in his early Parkinson days]

  5. JTH how hard can it be? When I play Pool or Billiards I turn into Eddie Charlton after a few pots. I’m hoping with the darts I’ll turn into van Gerwen

  6. JTH – I’ll be playing from home

    DN – The Singapore Flinger
    WOS – Thunderstruck
    WOC – Mr Ed

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